In February we announced that guinea pigs were on their way to Langdon in Dawlish and that their own special enclosure was being built in the hospital’s workshop by patients with an interest in woodwork.
We are delighted to say that after months of waiting, five fluffy guinea pigs have now arrived and have been welcomed onsite by excited patients and staff. The guinea pigs have been named by the team and patients at Langdon and an official opening of the guinea pig enclosure will be organised by the Engagement and Involvement team in the coming weeks.
The project will continue to provide some great opportunities for collaborative working between vocational pathways and departments and patients have already expressed their interest in the therapeutic animal engagement sessions available to them.
Occupational Therapist Kirsty said: “We would like to thank Technical Instructor Alex for designing and building their amazing enclosure. Also thank you to Owen house for their on-going support with this project."